Chapter

The Great Debate

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150457.003.0013
 The Great Debate

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Legendary public debates over evolution began with Thomas H. Huxley in 1860 and raged through the 1920s and 1970s to the present, featuring debaters such as biologists Kenneth Miller (pro‐evolution) and Duane Gish (pro‐creation). This chapter looks at key figures in this history, strategic arguments, campus debates, radio and television, and the rhetorical approach of “intelligent design.”

Keywords: campus; debates; design; Duane Gish; intelligent design; Kenneth Miller; radio; rhetoric; television; Thomas Huxley

Chapter.  7513 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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